Conclusion: Let’s start with the praise and present the transmission graph because in this category the Minox really has something to show off. For a roof-prism Schmidt-Pechan instrument it fares very well – we have no reasons to complain. The maximum transmission level reaches 93% and in the middle of the range – 91%; the graph is flat in the wide range of the spectrum and this in turn causes very good colours rendition.
Pros: Solid and handy casing,, Good transmission,, Very good colour fidelity,, Slight astigmatism,, Low brightness loss at the edge of the field of view,, Exit pupils on a dark background,, Good quality of prisms and coatings,, Image sharp already from1.25 metres,, Very ingenuous idea with the distance scale painted on the focusing wheel,, Long guarantee period.
Cons: Distinctly truncated exit pupils,, Too high distortion,, The field of view is not too big for this class and not very sharp at the edge at the same time,, Coma and chromatic aberration at the edge of the field could have been lower,, Shiny surface inside the inner tubes.